Alumni Highlights

Public Affairs Ph.D. Alumni Highlights

The Ph.D. in Public Affairs program has a history of excellent job placement for our graduates both domestically and internationally in academic as well as "pracademic" positions. Below you can find a list that highlights recent graduates and where they are now.

2019 - 2020 

Pallavi Awasthi: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Shawn Lorenzo Benaine: Research and Evaluation Manager, Children's Services Council (CSC) of Broward County, Florida

Ana-Maria Dimand: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Boise State University

Lilia Silverio-Minaya: Director of Operational Analysis, FIU’s Office of Retention and Graduation Success

2018 - 2019

Andrea Headley: Post-Doc, University of California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor, Ohio State

Vaiva Kalesnikaite: Assistant Professor at the College at Brockport, SUNY

Nicholas Martinez: Director of Analytics, Miami Heat

2017 - 2018

Sebawit Bishu: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Auzeen Shariati: Assistant Professor at St. Joseph's College, New York

Christa Remington: Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

2016 - 2017

NakHyeok Choi: Research Fellow, Audit and Research Institute, South Korea

Michele Tandardini: Assistant Professor at Penn State University Harrisburg

Shahed Al-Tammar: Assistant Professor, Kuwait University

2015 - 2016

Rachel Emas: Assistant Teaching Professor, SPAA, Rutgers University–Newark

Ilyana Albaran: Alba Research & Consulting, LLC

Cristina Rodriguez-Acosta: Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, FIU

2014 - 2015

George Atisa: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Yongquing Cong: Assistant Professor, Jilin University, China

Palina Prysmakova: Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University